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Midwives in Iceland on Strike Again

After a fruitless meeting with the state negotiators yesterday, the Midwives’ Association of Iceland is staging another strike which began at midnight last night and will last for 48 hours. It is the second in a planned series of strikes.

Chairman of the Midwives’ Association Gudlaug Einarsdóttir told Fréttabladid that nothing new had been suggested at the meeting. The next meeting with the state’s negotiation committee is scheduled for tomorrow.

After the meeting, members of the association met to discuss the situation and decided that they were not going to give up and continue to fight for higher salaries, a 25-percent increase.

In an interview with national broadcaster RÚV yesterday, Minister for Social Affairs Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir said that she has complete understanding for the midwives’ demands.

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